Welcome to Real Life

We’re so glad you chose to visit RealLifeChurch.me. We are a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds, nations, races and ages. Together we are on a journeyto Know God and Make Him Known! Whether you’re investigating the Christian faith or you’re coming at the invitation of a neighbor or friend, we’re glad you’re checking us out.

 

Our Mission

Is to Live for God, to Love others, and to Lead them to Christ!

Live

Our mission as the body of Christ is to KNOW GOD. We make disciples of Christ and not dependents on ministry. God's plan for each individual to LIVE FOR HIM is evident and we embrace that.

Love

Our mission as The Church is to LOVE OTHERS. Jesus defined that as everyone, everywhere, but start with your neighbor. And so we love our communities, our region, and our world!

Lead

Our mission as followers of Jesus is expressed so simply: Knowing Him and making Him known. We know Him! And it is our passion to LEAD OTHERS TO CHRIST! It's the greatest decision of our lives, and we are purposed to see the world know Him!

Our Vision

How we see our mission happening is three fold:

House Churches meeting all across the region, where people are engaged in following Jesus as a disciple, learning to LIVE for God on a daily basis. Our House Churches don’t replace corporate gatherings, however they are a living example Jesus to our communities. Our House Churches are the basis for ministry, and carry a DNA for multiplication. House Churches are consistantly being started across our communities in Mid-Michigan.

Corporate Gatherings and Events. It’s really clear to us that the 1st Century Church met regularly in House Churches as well as regular Corporate Gatherings, so it might go without saying that we love to gather corporately. Every Sunday we gather to celebrate with with powerful worship, practical Bible teaching, testimonies, and communion come together to bring life and faith into a clearer focus. There is loving atmosphere and generosity to others is paramount. These times together are really a celebration of what God is doing in and through our House Churches. They really promote how we LOVE others. And are almost entirely produced by our House Churches ministering to one another by sharing in service in the Corporate Gathering times. We also have regular events that specifically minister to specific groups of people in our communities. Prayer, women, men, youth, mothers, those struggling with addiction, and more. These help us to regularly reach out as a corporate body into our communities.

Leadership Development. Equipping and elevating people just like you to follow Christ, launch and lead a House Church, engage our communities with the Gospel, and bear Holy Spirit fruit in their life, is a primary passion for us. We see people engaged in LEADING others to Christ and discipling them in our House Churches and throughout daily life. We’ve put a large focus on developing leaders to do this through House Church Training Retreats, monthly Leadership Gatherings, and small group or one on one mentoring with one of our senior leaders.

Our Pastors

Our Senior Pastor, Andy Shaver radically loves Jesus, and is on a mission to spread God’s love in our community and around the world. Our Pastor has an extreme vision tor reach the lost and make disciples and see Real Life Church become a regional catalyst of ministry to the hurting and broken, a place that equips people for ministry in all walks of life, and to be a sending body of house church leaders, pastors, church planters, missionaries and traveling teachers!

 

Andy is a passionate and practical communicator of God’s word, presenting messages in creative ways and reaching people of this generation. Pastor Andy is a musician and songwriter and has traveled and ministered extensively both nationally and internationally. Andy is a graduate of Master’s Commission of Greater Cincinnati, and has also studied the Bible at Judson University.

 

Andy’s partner in ministry and in life is Emily Shaver. Emily serves as our Co-Pastor. Pastors Andy and Emily reside in the rural Eaton County with their five children, Alex, Maxi, Wyatt, Weston and Jensen

 
Pastor Andy

Pastor Andy Shaver

Senior Pastor

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Pastor Emily

Pastor Emily Shaver

Co-Pastor

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Our Beliefs

In essential beliefs, we have unity.

“There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” Ephesians 4:4-6

In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty.

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters...Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls...So then each of us will give an account of himself to God...So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

In all our beliefs, we show charity.

“...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains ­ but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2 (Phillips Paraphrase Version)


 

Our Four Essentials


Living for God, Loving others,
Leading them to Christ.

Our Team

Andy Shaver

Andy Shaver

Senior Pastor

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Emily Shaver

Emily Shaver

Co-Pastor/Worship & Arts

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Kevin & Iris Maat

Kevin & Iris Maat

Kid’s Life Directors

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Nancy Shaver

Nancy Shaver

Kid’s Life Jr./Baby’s Life Director

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Steve Shaver

Steve Shaver

Facilites Director

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Want to join with us?

We have a place for you! Use the link on the right to find a House Church, or make plans to visit our Sunday morning Corporate Gathering at 10:00am. We meet corporately in our facility at 1848 S. Cochran, Charlotte, MI 48813